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pcs chili (slow cooker) aka good vegetarian chili

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Teresa Jacobson
New Orleans, LA

I started making my chili the way my mom always made it. However, I discovered, wherever the Navy would move us, people would make their chili different. Over the years and our many different duty stations, I have incorporated some of my friends ways of making chili into my own. PCS is a military term that means Permanent Change of Station. I find the most interesting thing about chili is not just how differently it is made but how it is served. Do you like yours with rice, crackers, cinnamon rolls or served over spaghetti? So many different ways to enjoy chili!

(2 ratings)
yield 10 serving(s)
prep time 2 Hr
cook time 4 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For pcs chili (slow cooker) aka good vegetarian chili

  • 8 oz
    dry pinto beans
  • 8 oz
    dry red kidney beans
  • 15 1/2 oz
    can great northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 14 1/2 oz
    can italian diced tomatoes
  • 1 md
    onion, diced
  • 1/4 c
    green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 c
    yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 c
    orange bell pepper. diced
  • 1/4 c
    red bell pepper, diced
  • 3
    roma tomatoes, diced
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 c

How To Make pcs chili (slow cooker) aka good vegetarian chili

  • 1
    Sort your dry beans and eliminate any bad, bruised or dirty beans. (There can be rocks, dirt and/or charcoal bits in with dry beans.) In a large stock pot, place beans and cover with 3 times their volume of unsalted water; bring to a boil. Boil for 10 minutes; drain and discard water after boiling. Cover with water again. Place lid on pot and simmer beans for an additional 1 1/2 hours. Drain and discard water.
  • 2
    Place beans and all remaining ingredients in crockpot. Stir well. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours. Reduce heat to low and cook for 2-3 additional hours.
  • 3
    Serve hot with rice, crackers, shredded cheese, butter, sour cream, over spaghetti, with a cinnamon roll on the side or your own special way! Enjoy!
  • 4
    Nutritional Info: per serving Calories: 222 Total Fat: 1.0g / SAT FAT: 0.1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 350mg Total Carbs: 42.6g / Dietary Fiber: 11.4g / Sugars: 5.8g Protein: 13.6